Interactive Ontario’s Career Fair for Emerging Black Professionals and Students

On Monday March 13, 2023 from 11AM – 6PM, join Interactive Ontario for our annual Career Fair for Emerging Black Professionals and Students . This program was developed to connect Ontario employers with emerging and qualified Black talent in the Ontario video game/immersive interactive digital media  space. So whether you are an Ontario based company looking for a driven and passionate career seeker, or if you are a self-identifying Black career seeker between the ages of 19-35, and a resident of Ontario, Interactive Ontario’s Career Fair for Emerging Black Professionals and Students is right for you.

The Black Youth Action Plan works to increase opportunities for Black youth and families and work towards eliminating systemic, race-based disparities across the province. For the last four years, Interactive Ontario has worked diligently with the organizers of Black Youth Action Plan program to support postsecondary education and career development.

Employers presenting at this year’s Career Fair Include:

Gameloft Toronto
Snowed In Studios
Electronic Arts
Lucky VR

And Many more!

Opening Panel Presentation

Moderated by Carl Edwin Michel, the panel includes Venessa Nyarko, Senior Producer at The Coalition, Rob Elsworthy, Game Developer/Director at Resistr Interactive, Indigo Doyle, Creative Lead at Pushing Vertices, Shiann Nias, Animator, and Javon Swaby, Community Manager at Gameloft Toronto.

For Career Seekers

Are you looking for a career change? Register here for this virtual Career Fair on March 13, 2023!

The video game/immersive interactive digital media sector in Ontario is made up of hundreds of motivated companies, employing thousands of immensely talented individuals, and we want you to be one of them!

The Career Fair for Emerging Black Professionals and Students is broken down into 30 minute sessions, in which each employer will deliver a 15 minute presentation of their company, and career seekers will have ample opportunity to ask questions. This event will offer detailed insight into each company’s hiring process, culture and industry mission, giving each one of our registered career seekers valuable knowledge on their potential future employer.

To be eligible for registration, you must self-identify as Black, be between the ages of 19 – 35 years old and a resident of Ontario.

For Employers

Are you looking to increase your talent pool? Register here to receive exclusive assess to our Resume Database prior to the virtual Career Fair on March 13, 2023!

As part of the IO Career Fair, all registrants will be submitting their resumes for future consideration from Ontario based employers. All IO Members are eligible to register for access to our Resume Database, which is a  searchable platform with all of our career seekers resumes/CV for you to see. The Database will be made available to all registered studios beginning March 10th, 2023.

Employers Participating in this year’s Career Fair Resume Database Include:

Lucky VR
Electronic Arts
Blue Ant Media
Lightning Rod Games
Snowed In Studios
Oceans Group Investments
Studio Backpack
Turtle Riot Studios
Secret Location Immersive

Get Prepared

Prepare yourself for the career fair by signing up for employer sessions that you wish to attend and completing the training modules to refresh your skill set.

See the List of Available Employer Sessions and Register Today

Employer Sessions are 30 minute long presentation and Q&A sessions with representatives from each of our registered companies. See the list of available Employer Sessions timeslots below

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Training Modules

Bring your best foot forward by taking courses with our industry experts Ingrid Forrest and Kurston Timothy.

Learn how to build a stellar LinkedIn and resume that employers are compelled by, and how to create a portfolio that stands out in the industry.

Learn how to build a stellar LinkedIn and resume that employers are compelled by, and how to create a portfolio that stands out in the industry.

Career Profiles

Learn about the career paths of experienced industry professionals and how they found their way to success in the interactive digital media industry.

Click a career profile to learn more!

Venessa Nyarko

Venessa Nyarko

Senior Producer, The Coalition at XBOX

Shiann Nias

Shiann Nias

Freelance Animator

Indigo Doyle

Indigo Doyle

Creative Lead, Pushing Vertices

Javon Swaby

Javon Swaby

Game Community Manager, Gameloft Toronto

Rob Elsworthy

Rob Elsworthy

Game Developer/Director –

Roderick Nevers

Roderick Nevers

Software Engineer, Snowed In Studios

Joann Pollard

Global Brand Manager, Electronic Arts

Shaun Jennings

Shaun Jennings

Technical Art Director, Ubisoft

Program Information

What: Interactive Ontario’s Career Fair for Emerging Black Professionals and Students is a virtual event that connects employers with career seekers across the Ontario video game and interactive digital media industries.

Who: All those who are self identifying black career seekers, between the ages of 19-35, who are residents of Ontario are eligible to register.

When: The Career Fair will take place Monday March 13, 11AM – 6pm ET.

Where: This virtual fair will take place over Zoom Webinar. You will receive an email with the invite after registering for the fair via google form.

How: Before the fair, career seekers are encouraged to complete the training modules and watch each career profile. The event will be broken up into 30 minute slots for the employers. 15 minutes for the employer to present and 15 minutes for the career seekers to ask their burning questions!

2023 Presenting


Government of Ontario

2023 Community


Tech Spark